Katayama

noun

Ka·​ta·​ya·​ma ˌkät-ə-ˈyä-mə How to pronounce Katayama (audio)
in former classifications
: a genus of Asian freshwater snails including important intermediate hosts of a human trematode worm of the genus Schistosoma (S. japonicum) and now considered part of the genus Oncomelania

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“Katayama.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Katayama. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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